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Articles about the Women's Australian Football National Team.

Freedom Coach Nominations

With the retirement of US Freedom Head Coach Wayne Kraska, the USAFL is embarking on a search for a new head coach to lead the US Freedom to the first Women's International Cup in 2011.


Wayne Kraska Retires as US Freedom Coach

The adage is that, "All good things must come to an end".  One of those good things ended at the 2010 USAFL National Championships. US Freedom Head Coach Wayne Kraska announced his retirement from the US Freedom.

2010 49th Parallel Cup DVD

On July 31, 2010 the US Freedom travelled to Toronto, Ontario to take on the Canada Northern Lights for the 49th Parallel Cup.  In their first meeting since 2007, the US knew they would have a much tougher opponent on their hands.  The ladies didn't disappoint and gave the fans the closest match of the day.

The DVD includes all the game action from opening bounce to final siren!

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Northern Lights defeat US Freedom

The US Freedom traveled to Toronto, Canada to play the Canada Northern Lights for the first time since their initial meetings in 2007. The teams were not entirely unknown to each other since the Canadian clubs have been competing at the USAFL National Championship tournament since 2007. The Canadian team was strongly represented by the Calgary Kookaburras who won the 2008 USAFL championship by narrowly defeating the Atlanta Kookaburras and lost the 2009 Championship to the Milwaukee Bombers.

2010 USFreedom Team

US Freedom coach Wayne Kraska is proud to announce the 2010 US Freedom team.  A pool of 60 players went through the tryout process including tournaments in New York and Denver..

The following players will be representing the USAFL in the 49th Parallel Cup against Canada on July 31 and Aug 1.

Last call for players - USA Freedom Tour 2010

Players that attend the Denver Womens Tournament have the chance to qualify for the 2010 USA Freedom Team to play the Northern Lights in Toronto on July 31st and August 1st.

Players still wanting to come under consideration for selection should act fast by joining on the Freedom Academy page to ensure the coaches are aware of their intentions.

Players Named to 2010 US Freedom Team

After the recent tournament in New York, US Freedom coach Wayne Kraska is pleased to announce the following players have been selected to represent the USA in Toronto July 31st/August 1st.:

  • Emily  Riehl - CHI
  • Kathryn Hogg - MN
  • Anna Thexton - DEN
  • Judith Stein - BWE
  • Eileen Geoghegan - BWE

In Toronto the USA Freedom will take on the Northern Lights in two games over two days. It will be the first time the two countries have played in womens footy since games in Vancouver in 2007.

2010 Freedom Academy

US Freedom National Team coach Wayne Kraska has announced the US Freedom Academy for 2010. The following players have announced their desire to play for the US Freedom in their match against the Canadian Northern Lights in Toronto on July 31.

The academy players will be hosting training camps/tryouts in conjunction with the tournaments in NY on May 15-16 and Denver on June 19-20. The squad that will represent the US against the Canadians will be selected after the Denver tournament.


US Freedom Team 2009 Calendar Video

Members of the US Freedom women's Australian football team have created a 2010 calendar that is on sale now with proceeds going to the Freedom tour of Australia in August 2009. The Freedom Calendar was the brainchild of New York Magpie and Freedom player Andrea Casillas. "The project came together after a little brainstorming session with the Lady Magpies on ways we could fund raise for the trip. Seven of us made the team so we knew we had a big chunk to raise. When I played for the Lady Hawks, we made a calendar that did well. So the idea just trickled from there.

US Freedom vs Canada Game 2

US Freedom vs Canada for the inaugural 49th Parallel Cup in Vancouver, BC on Aug 5 2007.

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